Forbes singles out Scooter Store in article

Thursday, June 30, 2005

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Forbes magazine, as part of a report on healthcare fraud called Rx For Fraud, targeted the Scooter Store in an article about federal power wheelchair expenditures. "A report released last year by Health and Human Services' inspector general found that only 13% of those it surveyed who got the most popular wheelchair met the Medicare coverage requirements," read the article. "This is what happens when someone is spending other people's money." The article describes the Scooter Store's recent wranglings with the feds, centering on the government's allegations that the company provides beneficiaries with expensive and unnecessary equipment. The Scooter Store recently countered with a motion to dismiss those claims and a lawsuit seeking payment for denied claims.